Education & training
Pain medicine physician is the biopsychosocial assessment and management of persons with complex pain, especially when an underlying condition is not directly treatable. The scope of pain medicine supplements that of other medical disciplines, and utilises interdisciplinary skills to promote improved quality-of-life through improved physical, psychological and social function. Pain medicine prescribes medication, co-ordinates rehabilitative services, performs pain relieving procedures. Rehabilitation physician diagnoses, assess, prevents and treats of an individual with a disability due to illness or injury. Rehabilitation Physicians work with people with a disability to help them achieve and maintain an optimal level of performance and improve their quality of life. Rehabilitation medicine includes treatment for a wide assortment of conditions and disabilities, ranging from management of disabilities following major illnesses such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke and multiple fractures to rehab treatment following acute sports and musculoskeletal injuries.